SCHUYLER, Neb. -- A new bank is gearing up to open in northeast Nebraska, with construction on the new building having just wrapped up.

Construction has wound down at Bank of the Valley's Schuyler branch location, and the bank is set to open its doors to the public on September 26. A grand opening celebration will take place in October, with a ribbon cutting on October 11 and several other related events to follow throughout the week.

“I’m extremely excited to show off our new, state-of-the-art facility to the residents of Colfax County,” said Nolan Samek, Bank of the Valley’s Community President of the Schuyler Branch. “The community of Schuyler has welcomed us with open arms and we very much look forward to continuing to build relationships, support the community and schools, and help people achieve their goals.”

The new facility will have eight full-time employees and two part-timers.

“I hope everyone comes to check out our new Branch," said long-time Schuyler resident Amy Short, who is a loan assistant with the bank. “I’m excited to be serving our community that I’ve been proud to call home my entire life.”

The Schuyler Bank of the Valley Branch is the Bank’s first location in Colfax County and the city of Schuyler. The Bank’s first location opened in Bellwood in 1984, expanding then to David City in 1996 and Platte Center in 2007. Further growth occurred when the Bank purchased Farmer’s State Bank in Humphrey in July 2016, and then when they transitioned their Columbus loan production facility to a full-service branch in August 2018. Bank of the Valley opened their sixth branch location in downtown David City in September 2020.